17th Annual Scientific Sessions:

17th Annual Scientific Sessions:

17th Annual Scientific Sessions:

Targeting metabolic pathways to treat cardiovascular diseases

Targeting metabolic pathways to treat cardiovascular diseases

Targeting metabolic pathways to treat cardiovascular diseases

Amsterdam, The Netherlands • 23-26 June 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
23-26 June 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
23-26 June 2019



  • Registrations open next 28 January 2019.

    Registration packages

      Early Registration
    (until 26 April 2019)
    Late Registration
    (until 17 May 2019)
    *To qualify for the reduced rate, participants must fall in one of the following categories: student (undergraduate to Ph.D.), postdoc or clinical fellows; postdocs or clinical fellows with over 6 years experience are not eligible for the discount. A confirmation must be provided by the direct supervisor (further details are available during registration procedure).
    **The fee covers all meals, including the "Discover Amsterdam" on Monday; it does not allow full time access to the scientific sessions or poster viewing.
    Regular Registration € 625 € 750
    Student/Trainee Registration* € 475 € 575
    Corporate Registration € 800 € 800
    Accompanying Guest** € 200 € 200

    The deadline for early registration is 26 April 2019.

    The "complete package" (regular, students/trainees, or corporate) entitles delegates to the following:

    • Entry to all scientific sessions and poster viewing
    • A copy of the Programme & Abstracts book
    • Meals and coffee/tea breaks, including:
      • three lunches (Mon, Tue, Wed)
      • three dinners (Sun, Mon, Tue)
      • coffee, tea, snacks and other refreshments during scientific session breaks
    • Social activities, including:
      • guided boat tour through Amsterdam on Monday afternoon
      • post-dinner party on Tuesday evening

    The registration fee does not include accommodation. Check the Accommodation tab for more details on this subject.

    Please note that the meeting is limited to 150 participants. You are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible (if overbooked, registrations will be closed).


    Payment is possible by credit card or bank transfer. Further details about the payment procedure is available through your personal mySHVM area.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations with a refund request must be sent by e-mail to the secretariat and must be accompanied by a valid justification. Refunds will be decided case by case by the organising secretariat. If accepted, cancellations by 20 May 2019 will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee; no refunds will be provided after 20 May 2019.

  • Guidelines for Abstracts


    Abstracts are accepted exclusively through your personal mySHVM page; you will need to register to have access to the latter. Registration does not require an immediate payment but all submitted abstracts will be discarded if payment is not received by 26 April 2019.

    To be considered for an oral presentation, the abstract submission deadline is 29 March 2019. The Scientific Committee will then review the received abstracts for inclusion in the scientific programme in one of the following formats:

    • Short oral communications
      Selected abstracts will be presented during specific symposia as deemed appropriate by the organising committee.
    • Poster presentations
      Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting, with ample opportunity for presentation and discussion.

    The organising committee will notify the presenting authors via e-mail by 9 April 2019 whether their abstract will be an oral or poster presentation.


    • The title must start in uppercase and continue in lowercase, except for conventional terms (ATP, DNA, NFκB, etc). Example:
         This title is written correctly
         This Title is Not Properly Written
    • If more than one author, underline your name (the presenting author, in whatever position you appear in the author list) and use commas to separate the names; do not use 'and' before the last author. The presenting author's first name(s) and surname should be written in full; for all other authors, write first name(s) as initials and surname in full. If more than one affiliation, use sequential superscript numbers to identify each institution. Example:
         Mario Rossi1, J. Doe2, F. Bloggs1,2
         1Dept Biomembranes, Golgi & Veratti Univ., Pavia, Italy
         2Dept Bioblast Analyses, Altmann Univ., Leipzig, Germany
    • The abstract text must be no longer than 1350 characters, spaces included. The text should include the following sections: Rationale, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.

    "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award

    The "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award (EIA) highlights the scientific accomplishments of promising young researchers and is a major focus of the Annual Congress of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism. There will be four finalists and, for each, the registration fee will be waived and a personal check of 250 USD will be issued. The finalists will present their work in a special section of the plenary sessions.

    Entrants for the EIA competition should be either students or postdoctoral fellows (postdocs or clinical fellows with over 6 years experience are not eligible for the competition).

    Admission to the EIA competition is by submission of an abstract and a curriculum vitae by the abstract deadline. In the event that an entrant is not selected as an EIA finalist, the abstract will still be considered for presentation as a regular communication at the meeting and for publication as part of the meeting proceedings.

    Previous winners of the "William C. Stanley" Early Investigator Award (or its precursor, termed "Early Investigator Commendation") are not eligible for this competition.

    A more detailed document regarding the EIA can be obtained through this link .

    The EIA application deadline is 29 March 2019, and notification of commendations will be given by 9 April 2019.


    English is the official language for the meeting.


  • Accommodation

    Accommodation for all SHVM participants will be at the Hotel Arena ('s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands) which will also be the conference venue (see the "Getting there" section). Payment for your accommodation is not included in the registration fee: you will be responsible for booking your room directly and for its payment (most major credit cards are accepted).

    You are strongly advised to book your accommodation as early as possible and within 22 March to ensure room availability. Please access your personal mySHVM area (Accommodation tab) for more details.

  • Venue

    This year's meeting will be held at the Hotel Arena, located at the edge of the city center of Amsterdam:

    's-Gravesandestraat 55
    1092 AA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Hotel Arena
    Hotel Arena

    Getting to Hotel Arena

    At Schiphol Airport, there will be about 10 different trains leaving each hour that have a stop at Amsterdam Central Station (trip 20-25 min; buy a one way ticket to Centraal Station Amsterdam at the machines for about 5€). At Central Station go to the underground subway station in front of Central Station. Subway stations in Holland are denoted with a big letter M (metro) at the entrance of each station. Go underground, buy a one hour ticket (about 3€) at the machines, and hop on subway 51, 53 or 54. After a 4 min drive (3 stops) get out at station Weesperplein. From there it is a 7 min walk to hotel Arena, ‘s Gravesandestraat 51 (click this link to see route from Central Station to Hotel or just use Google map once you get out of the subway station).